Many amateur bakers make the rookie error of not considering all of their possible sources of inspiration. Just spend a few minutes with the birthday kid if they are a kid. This kid’s passions will be glaringly obvious.
You may have to do some digging if the person celebrating their birthday is an adult — unless, of course, they are a member of your own family or a close friend. Passion-themed birthday cakes are a hit with guests of all ages. Keep in mind that if the cake is for a preteen or teenager, it’s best to avoid overly cutesy designs.
Making a themed birthday cake is a cost-effective strategy to impress guests with your creative skills without breaking the bank.
Almost everything you need to make a sheet cake into a beach party is probably already in your kitchen. You can get started with some blue food coloring for the icing ocean and some crushed graham crackers combined with powdered sugar for the beach.
The birthday cake’s buttercream base should be smoothed out before the blue icing is added in frothy peaks to represent the waves. The remaining white icing could be used to decorate the tops of the cookies with white caps.
You can also use blue gel to make the water as smooth as glass. Remember to include a curved shoreline when you apply the blue gel or icing, whether your sea is beautifully calm or swept with waves.
The exciting final step is to set the stage. The tiny cocktail umbrellas sold at grocery stores are ideal for use as beach parasols. Beach towels and blankets can be made out of chewing gum or fruit tape. People, dolphins, and palm trees can all be added to the cake using plastic figures found at a craft store.
Make some gum paste and hit the town, or the beach, if you’re more of a modeler. As you may have guessed, this is the kind of birthday cake that can be a lot of fun to make with kids.
Take a hint from the pros and use a character or novelty cake form to make a birthday cake that is both simple and clever. You may find them in the shapes of everything from guitars and boats to your favorite cartoon characters and movie props.
Another simple concept for a birthday cake is: Try to work a joke into the birthday message, as small children seem to enjoy them. Send your message with this easy-to-make Big Bird cake. The clever word play in “Happy Bird-Day” will have the preschool set in fits of giggles.
Your time has come! Think on what the celebrant enjoys doing, then come up with some ideas!
Serve your two-layer round birthday cake on a cake plate, not a dinner dish, if that’s what you like. As a result, it won’t fall into the crater on the plate.
Another suggestion for the birthday cake: Think of the traditional wedding cake design of tiers or stacks. The birthday person and their visitors will be greatly impressed.
Elegant, elaborate, whimsical, or just entertaining, tier and stacked birthday cakes can take the form of creations like the Cat-in-the-Hat cake or the topsy-turvy cake. Remember the birthday person’s likes and hobbies while coming up with a unique cake design.